Superstar Ciara To Release Self-Titled Album July 9; iTunes To Exclusively Stream Full Album Beginning Today
TWITTER Q&A & UNVIELING OF TWO VIDEO SNIPPETS OF NEW TRACKS FROM THE ALBUM ON JULY 2
"BODY PARTY" TOPS THE URBAN MAINSTREAM CHART
NEW YORK, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The anticipation for Ciara's self-titled new album, releasing July 9th, is already intense, but starting today, fans can exclusively stream the full album on iTunes. Ciara's legions of fans will have a week-long opportunity to hear the new album in its entirety via an exclusive stream on iTunes (at www.iTunes.com/Ciara). In addition, she'll be on hand to answer questions during an iTunes Twitter chat for US and Canadian fans (@iTunesMusic, #AskCiara) at 3:30 pm, EST.
With the debut of the video for her most recent single "I'm Out," ft. Nicki Minaj (http://bit.ly/1cFtAyf) and an explosive performance at Sunday's BET Awards (http://bet.us/11YnxA2), Ciara turned up the heat even higher. And, during the first two weeks of July, it's going to get scorching.
Today, Ciara will also release two new video snippets from a series of five that she created from five different tracks off of the album with the help of director Hannah Lux Davis. "I did video snippets of many of the songs on the album for my fans so they can have the best experience of my music possible," explains Ciara. "I wanted my fans to see the music for the first time while they are also hearing it."
In addition, Ciara's performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live and appearance on Chelsea Lately will air tonight. Starting on July 8th, Ciara will begin the first of five appearances airing Monday-Friday on BET's 106 & Park. She'll continue the blitz throughout the week with performances on Good Morning America, Live with Kelly and Michael and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Ciara's been rolling full-steam since earlier this spring. Her single "Body Party," earned rave reviews and continues to dominate the airwaves, this week landing in the #1 position on the Urban Mainstream airplay charts and crossing over to mainstream Top 40 radio on July 22nd. The video has had over 15 million impressions since its release last month.
Ciara's already a superstar – she's sold more than seven million albums – but with 'Ciara' she's taking it to a whole new level. As she said recently, "This album goes beyond my music. It's a new journey with me."
SOURCE Epic Records
For further information: Lauren Ceradini, Epic Records, 212-833-7965, Lauren.Ceradini@epicrecords.com